The prizes of award winning wines, were appreciated and valued, together with the delicious steak braai. This was all part of Dries Lategan's wonderful, spur of the moment, golf sponsorship last Saturday.
With so many regular golfers away, there was only a small but grateful field of 15 players, who were spoilt by Dries’ hospitality and generosity. The quality of the wine was matched by the standard of the golf. John Naude and Lebo Zietsman were rewarded for their 46 "better-ball" points, with two "magnum" bottles of Cannonkop. These were not opened and, no doubt, will be put away to celebrate a special occasion. As per any good red wine, Mark Russell and Peter Pollock showed the importance of maturity, by scoring 44 points to scoop a few bottles of the divine "Die Plek Cinsault".
A lovely evening, together with wives, was enjoyed on the deck in perfect weather with Captain - John Venning's - choice of 70's rock and roll music in the background, and the crackling sounds of the braai fire enhancing the atmosphere. The Harrismith Country Club was certainly "die plek" to be.
That was a great day, thanks Dries!